Exercising for Bone Strength

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The Importance of Exercising with Osteoporosis Osteoporosis is fairly common, with an estimated 10 million people over the age of 50 suffering from this condition. And, about 43 million more people suffer from low bone mass, which puts them at an increased risk for osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is characterized by significant bone loss and decreased bone […]

Natural Remedies for Menopause

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Natural Remedies for Menopause Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, mood swings, and weight gain can be uncomfortable, and disruptive to your life as they interfere with your sleep, decrease your energy levels, and negatively affect your mental health. Luckily, there are various natural treatment options that can help to manage your symptoms and make […]

Slipping a Disk: We Explain Disk Herniation

Up to 80% of individuals will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives, and in many cases, disc herniation is to blame. Despite being incredibly painful for some people, most cases improve with a few weeks to months of conservative treatment including traditional medicinal and complementary options. Spinal Anatomy To better understand […]

Sciatica: What is it and What Helps?

Sciatic nerve pain, commonly referred to as sciatica, is pain that runs along the pathway of the sciatic nerve. There are two sciatic nerves, one on either side of the body, that run from the lower back to the hip, buttock, and down the leg to the foot. Sciatica is quite common with estimates suggesting […]

Achy Knees: The Facts About Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis affects more than 240 million people around the world, making it the most common joint disease. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint in the body but more commonly occurs in the knees, hips, hands, lower back and neck. In individuals with knee osteoarthritis, the cartilage wears down and becomes rough, and the protective joint space […]

Spinal Stenosis: The Other Cause of Back Pain

Spinal Stenosis

 Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition, affecting more than 200,000 adults in the United States. Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common reason for spinal surgery in patients over the age of 65; however, surgery has shown no significant benefit over conservative treatment options. If you have recently received a diagnosis of lumbar spinal […]

Sciatica: What is It, and What Makes it Go Away?

Sciatica: What Is It, and What Helps? Lower back pain can have many causes, so identifying sciatica takes some careful thinking. Once you’ve identified that you are suffering from sciatica there are some simple steps you can take to relieve the pain and get back to normal. What Is (and Isn’t) Sciatica? Sciatica is just […]

Finding Treatment for Vertigo

Vertigo

Finding Solutions for Vertigo Vertigo and dizziness are two terms used to describe the sensation of physical motion when the body is still. It may feel like you are spinning or falling, or the world is turning around you. Besides being generally unpleasant, it can greatly disrupt your ability to move through your day normally. […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that causes a thinning and weakening of the bones, and potentially increasing the risk fractures. Women tend to be at the greatest risk of developing osteoporosis, though It can affect people of any age and gender. Reduced bone strength is the cause of 1.5 million fractures per year in […]